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Write Congress About The Threat to DODEA

Be certain you comply with the Hatch Act by not engaging in any of the actions recommended on this page during your duty day, while on government time or property, or while using any government owned computer or e-mail account, such as DoDEA Outlook mail. Do not forward any of the information on this page from or to any government e-mail address, such as a DoDEA Outlook address.



NEA has created a page on its Legislative Action Center so FEA members can send a message to their Members of Congress, urging them to stand up for DoDEA schools by protecting its employees from management's harmful proposal.

If you are a Stateside member, or if you are overseas and have a permanent address in the U.S., you should enter your Stateside address into the NEA system and your message will automatically be formatted for sending to the Representative and two Senators for your Stateside address.

If you are overseas and do not have a US zip code, please email your message to FEA Director of Communications Gary Hritz at ghritz@nea.org. Gary will print the messages he receives and deliver them to the NEA Government Relations team so they can drop off the messages to the lead Congressional staffers on DoDEA issues.

Click here to go to NEA's Legislative Action Center and write to Congress using your permanent Stateside address

If you do not have a permanent Stateside address, cut-and-paste the content of the message below into the body of an email (sent from your personal, non DoDEA email address) and send it to FEA's Gary Hritz for delivery to Capitol Hill via NEA Government Relations staffers.

Currently, the House and Senate are beginning their debate on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Management of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) has submitted a proposal to Congress asking for authority to strip its employees of bargaining rights and civil service protections, among other harmful changes, in the NDAA bill. Doing so would not only hurt employees, it would destroy the outstanding quality of education DoDEA provides to the children of military and civilian personnel around the world. NEA and its Federal Education Association affiliate, representing DoDEA employees for over 60 years, are fighting this effort.

Make no mistake -- this is another attempt by the Federal government to attack the rights of workers. I urge you to protect our nation's military educators and families by opposing any measure that would strip away bargaining rights and civil service protections.


Be certain you comply with the Hatch Act by not engaging in any of the actions recommended on this page during your duty day, while on government time or property, or while using any government owned computer or e-mail account, such as DoDEA Outlook mail. Do not forward any of the information on this page from or to any government e-mail address, such as a DoDEA Outlook address.